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The Partnership BA in Elementary Education Program is between the University of Guam and the College of Micronesia-FSM. Both institutions realized the importance of regional cooperation and coordination in order to best serve the needs of pre-service and in-service teachers in the most convenient and cost effective way. A memorandum of understanding spelled out what each institution must do to fulfill its part in the implementation of the Partnership BA in Elementary Education Program.
The Partnership BA in Elementary Education Program is based out of the College of Micronesia-FSM Palikir Campus in Pohnpei. The Partnership Program started on Summer 2007 with its students being from the Federated States of Micronesia- Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap. The students admitted into the Partnership Program should have completed an AA or AS degree in teacher preparation and teacher education with a 2.7 grade point average or better. In addition, students must adhere to University standards for the School of Education's admission process.
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The Individualized Degree Plan Program (IDP) is an in-service degree program conducted primarily off the University of Guam campus. IDPs are made possible pursuant to contractual agreements between the University and a Local Education Agency (LEA). The School of Education retains control of the academic program of the IDP. The program must adhere to WASC accreditation standard for extension programs. Students requesting to be an IDP student must have completed 40 or more transferable credits at a community college or other higher education institution and must be employed by a local education agency.
The School of Education continues to grow and respond not only to Guam's needs but to those of the Micronesian region as well. Our Individualized Degree Plan program for Micronesian students was established in 1980, and initiatives in regional service and distance education were prominent features that the college deemed necessary for changing educational needs.
In 1979, the Office of Career Planning in the College of Education (COE) first developed the Individualized Degree Plan (IDP) program. After the initial IDPs were developed for the Northern Marianas, other Lead Education Agencies in the Micronesian Region began requesting IDPs for their teachers. The program grew, which led to the development of a formal document of Policy and Procedures that was developed and approved in 1982.
An official IDP is defined as an Individual Degree Plan appropriately signed by the School of Education designee and the Registrar, Admissions & Records. Holders of an official Individual Degree Plan (IDP) will be granted admission to the School of Education if they can fulfill the following requirements:
The School of Education is responsible for the academic advisement of all students who are either Pre-Education or Education majors, all students who plan to work toward teacher certification, all who are on an Individualized Degree Plan (IDP) All students should read the Undergraduate Catalog carefully as it is the authority on degree requirements.
An advisement portfolio, to be kept in the School of Education Administration Office, will be developed and maintained by each student. It will be used as a basis for assessment and advisement throughout the teacher education experience and will be closely monitored at major decision points such as admission to candidacy, student teaching, and graduation.
All students working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree must complete the General Education Program as required by the University. Students seeking degrees in the School of Education should familiarize themselves with the General Education regulations in this catalog.
Students are advised to check with their advisor concerning specific recommendations of their major; for example, certain major areas strongly recommend or require specific General Education courses as a part of the major. (Early commitment to a major or combination of majors leads to more efficient progress).
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